Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary

Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary
Announcements from the Catholic Pastoral Centre for November
9th, 2014. Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
Health Care Apostolate
“Let’s Talk” A workshop on Loss & Grief using the inspirational writings of Henri Nouwen,
facilitated by Chris Brochu and Michael Soentgerath. Join us during this month of remembering our
loved ones who have gone before us, for an evening of sharing in a faith dialogue, our
personal dealings with our losses. Tuesday November 18, 2014 at St. Cecilia’s Parish Auditorium
321 – 90 Ave SE Calgary from 7pm to 9pm. No charge and open to all seeking dialogue, healing and
wholeness in times of loss and grief.
Office of Vocations
COME AND SEE WEEKEND: A priestly vocation discernment weekend will take place at St.
Joseph Major Seminary in Edmonton on the weekend of November 21 – 23, 2014 (Beginning
Friday evening and ending after the noon lunch on Sunday). Please register by November 14th.
For further information and to register please contact the Office of Vocations at 403-245-2753 or
[email protected]
Stewardship Office
FaithLife: Stewardship Forum on Faith – Sainthood in the Catholic Church is a description of
someone being recognized for having an exceptional degree of holiness but what does that mean for
us Catholics today? To find out, attend FaithLife Session 13, “OH, WHEN THE SAINTS GO
MARCHING IN”, on Friday, November 14, 2014 at St. Cecilia’s Parish from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
St. John Paul II’s once said, “Do not be afraid to be the saints of the new millennium!” With
questions, please contact [email protected] or Eden D’Souza, Stewardship Coordinator
at 403-218-5520.
Social Justice
Darjeeling, India). He will be giving a talk on, “Social Justice and the Option for the Poor in
Darjeeling, India”, discussing his experience of working with the poor in the light of the Church’s
theology. Thursday, November 20th, 2014 at 7pm. At St. Mary’s Cathedral Parish Hall, 22118th Ave. SW, Calgary.
Join Catholic Connections: A Restorative Justice Network in Canada: In responding to the call of
Christ on the Cross and the example of Pope Francis, Most Rev. Gary M. Gordon, Bishop Liaison for
the Correctional Ministry for the CCCB has initiated Catholic Connections: a Restorative Justice
Network in Canada. We invite you to join our Canada-wide community of Catholics involved in
prison ministry, re-integration and restorative justice activities. Visit our website at to
find out more.
INN FROM THE COLD: Living Your Faith, Serving Your Community. Volunteer and Information
Line is 403-536-5682. Information about parish opportunities, how to volunteer and more.
Sponsorship of Syrian Refugees: Calgary Catholic Immigration Society will be receiving the
Diocese' first Syrian refugee families soon. We are seeking short-term financial support from parishes
or individuals willing to assist with initial resettlement. If interested, please contact Antoinette
Godbout, CCIS Refugee Sponsorship Coordinator at 403-290-5750.
An Appeal to Assist Christian Iraqis - CNEWA is collecting funds to assist refugees who are
fleeing violence and persecution in Iraq. Please send cheques payable to your parish earmarked
"Christian Iraqi Relief Effort"or send cheques payable to the RC Diocese marked "Christian Iraqi
Relief Effort" to Pastoral Centre, 120 17th Ave SW, Calgary AB T2S 2T2.
For more on CNEWA please see or call the Social Justice Office at 403-218-5519.
Life & Family Resource Centre (LFRC)
Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend, Nov. 21st - 23rd, 2014, at the Holiday Inn MacLeod
Trail South. Information and application forms are on the website: Application fee - $50.00. Email: [email protected], or
call Lionel and Annette at 403-208-2299.
Catholic Speed Dating Event. Are you looking for a good Catholic man or woman? Visit and register for our upcoming Event: Friday November 14th at St.
Paul’s Catholic Church in Airdrie (Age Range: Women 24 to 32 & Men 27 to 35). Doors open for
sign in at 7:00pm, and event begins at 7:30pm.
“For Better & For Ever…” Marriage Preparation accepts all couples preparing for marriage.
Upcoming Dates: Nov 17/Dec 5-6, 2014 and Jan. 19/Feb 6-7, 2015. For more upcoming dates,
other information and/or registration contact 403-218-5505 or email
[email protected]
Project Rachel offers a journey of healing and reconciliation for men and women who are suffering
distress from a past abortion experience. Clients will be referred to professional counselors who are
specially trained to deal with the trauma associated with this experience. For more information call
Project Rachel at 403-218-5506 or toll free at 1-877-597-3223. You can also e-mail
[email protected]
Marriage Preparation Course at Catholic Family Service. Please join us: Nov. 21 - 23, 2014, Jan.
9 -11, 2015, Jan. 30 - Feb.1, 2015 and Feb. 20 - 22, 2015. For registration, information and more
weekends, call CFS at 403-233-2360 or visit the website at
Youth Ministry
We are hiring young adults for the Diocesan Youth Retreat Team (DYRT). If you are between the
ages of 17-30 and would like to share your faith in a retreat setting, with casual employment from
October – June, contact MaryAnn 403-218-5516 or [email protected]
St. Pius X Parish, Calgary
Due to retirement, St. Pius X is accepting applications for the part-time book keeper’s position for 8
hours a week. Qualifications include knowledge of Microsoft Office, Parish Friendly and Quick
Books. Tasks involve payroll, budget, monthly financials, annual charitable tax return, data entry of
donations, preparation of tax receipts and annual diocesan financial report. Interested applicants are
asked to submit resume in writing with 3 letters of reference to: [email protected] or to
parish office/address (2424-24 Ave., T2M 2A2, NW Calgary). Position available immediately.
Sisters of Our Merciful Jesus
Day of Reflection: An event for young women (18-25) to ‘come and see’. Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014
from 11am to 5pm at Divine Mercy Centre, 15205 Township Rd 262, Calgary, AB, T3P 1A7.
RSVP by December 1st. Contact Sr. Katrina Le at 403-278-7556 or email [email protected]
For more information about this publication email [email protected] or contact Carol Hollywood or Jane-Rose
Ediau, Library & Archives, 403-218-5510; Fax: 403-264-0526 Address: Catholic Pastoral Centre, 120 - 17 Avenue
SW, Calgary, AB, T2S 2T2